Leadership Tip

How to manage back to office stress

Experiencing some anxiety about heading back into the office? You’re not alone. Many workers are 'fear-casting' more often about impending situations, but there are ways to prepare yourself, manage stress and protect your mental health.

  1. Prepare to feel 'lost in the familiar': Returning to an office setting may be mentally jarring but will pass once you acclimatise.
  2. Identify stress triggers: Whether it’s a clenched jaw, headaches or chest tightness, take deep breaths or practice meditation.
  3. Limit negativity: If others’ fear of the pandemic is biting, remove yourself from conversations and focus on positive interactions.
  4. Make self-care a priority: Continue your remote working routines such as daily walks and healthy lunches.
  5. Expect some separation anxiety: It’s normal to feel homesick.

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